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Intervalterview is up!

The interview with the Interval is up. I got to talk with PLUS Lakisha Michelle May of “Sojourners” at NYTW, Chinasa Ogbuagu of “Sojourners” and “Her Portmanteau” at NYTW, and Sarah Street of “Rebel in the Soul” at the Irish Repertory Theatre -- all about working off-broadway, premiering new plays, and what it's like to be a female performer!

Check it out by clicking here!

From left: Sarah Street, Lakisha Michelle May, Annie Dow, and Chinasa Ogbuagu.

From left: Sarah Street, Lakisha Michelle May, Annie Dow, and Chinasa Ogbuagu.

Theatre really is our one chance to kind of get in on the ground floor and bring what we have to the table, outside of our craft, in terms of our opinions. I think it’s the one time where you have all the hats. There’s different ways to solve problems in a play. If there’s a problem with the play, and the playwright isn’t around to solve it, you have to solve it as a director or you have to solve it as an actor. When you have a playwright in the room, you get all those three hats, and you get to be like, ‘Oh, okay, this moment is not really quite what we want it, is it the playwright, is it the director, is it the actor who has to solve it’” To me, that’s very exciting, and sometimes it’s a combination. It’s also the suspense of, ‘Does this play work? Do people get what we’re putting out?’ It’s always really rewarding when you have that first showing and you’re like, ‘Oh my god, they get it.’
The Reviews are Pouring In!

If you haven't checked out the show yet, you may wanna read this lovely valentine by Michael Feingold from the Village Voice! 

For more praise, check out my press page!

Whether playing crestfallen or exhilarated, frenetic with anxiety or exploding in fury, Dow manages at each moment to take the feeling precisely up to its edge — and stop there.
— Michael Feingold, The Village Voice
Stage and Candor Interview

Had a lovely sit-down with my co-star, Eddie Martinez, and Margarita Javier from Stage and Candor. Check out the full interview by clicking here!

Photo Credit: Emma Pratte.

Photo Credit: Emma Pratte.

And I think at the same time it’s important to talk about creating that diverse audience. So especially theaters in the city they’ll put on this great Latino play or this great Middle Eastern play, and then where are the audiences? A lot of the time there is no culture of going to the theater because the theater has not provided anything that is interesting to us, and has been to a certain degree unwelcoming. I mean, for some people it has been dangerous to go out and participate in community events like theatergoing. So being able to reach out to these communities and continue engaging them is, I think, very important.

 

 

I'M MAKING MY OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT!!

I'll be starring in the world premiere of Tanya Saracho's FADE starting on January 25th. The limited engagement is produced by Primary Stages and will be directed by Jerry Ruiz over at the Cherry Lane theater. Eddie Martinez will also star.

This will be my off-broadway debut.

For tickets and performance details, you can go here. Here's a link to the cast announcement on Playbill.

More to come! Yay!

 

 

Check out our puppets!

Here are a couple of pics taken from the photo call for Riddle of the Trilobites! Puppet design by Amanda Villalobos, made possible by a generous grant from the Jim Henson Foundation

This new musical was such a great joy to work on, I can't wait to see where it goes next :)

^ Magazine cover shot?  (Photo by  Rachael Shane  from top left:  Emily Walton , Richard Saudek, Phillip Taratula, Mallory Portnoy, and Annie Dow)

^ Magazine cover shot?

(Photo by Rachael Shane from top left: Emily Walton, Richard Saudek, Phillip Taratula, Mallory Portnoy, and Annie Dow)